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Hickory shad

Alosa mediocris

(Mitchill, 1814)

hickory shad Species Photo


Order: Clupeiformes
Family: Clupeidae
Alternate Names: bonejack, fall herring, freshwater taylor, hickory jack, shad, shad herring, silver shad


Marine, brackish, freshwater

hickory shad Region Map


A landlocked population of hickory shad has apparently become established in Lake Hartwell.

Basin Distribution in Georgia:

In Georgia, occurs in the Ocmulgee, Altamaha Ogeechee, and Savannah River basins.

Additional Information from
Georgia Department of Natural Resources:

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